Classic Pizza And White Pizza: What Are The Differences?

Pizza is one of the jewels of Italian gastronomy. Classically, we think of the dough covered with tomato sauce. But there is another variety: white pizza. Beyond color, what makes them different?

Pizza is immediately reminiscent of tomato sauce and garnished with vegetables, meat, or fish. It is the red pizza, well known to all. The basis of white pizza is cheese, and all varieties of Italian cheese can be expressed: the pizza dough can be covered with ricotta, mascarpone, mozzarella ... In fact, red pizza makes to bring out more the taste of the tomato while the white pizza emphasizes the cheese.

Historically, it was the Bianca pizza (white pizza) that first saw the light of day. A simple preparation, composed of white cheese, aromatic herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil. The red pizza will make its appearance when the tomato is discovered in the Americas and imported to Italy.

Classic Pizza And White Pizza: What Are The Differences?

And the garnish?

• For red pizza, although the possibilities are almost endless, the emphasis is on the flavors that best accompany the tomato sauce, in particular grilled vegetables (zucchini, eggplant, etc.), minced meat, and cold cuts.

• For white pizza, nothing is forbidden, but there are generally fewer ingredients than on red pizza. The most popular garnishes are fish (salmon ...), vegetables (zucchini, onions, spinach, parsley ...), and cheeses (ricotta, mascarpone, mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan).

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